Prof. Johan Rockström is a Professor in Environmental Science with an emphasis on water resources and global sustainability at Stockholm University, and the former Executive Director of Stockholm Resilience Centre.
He is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues and is best known for leading the recent development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. Further, Rockström is a leading scientist on global water resources and strategies for resilience in water-scarce regions of the world, and has more than 15 years of experience in applied water research in tropical regions. He has published more than 100 research papers on topics ranging from applied land- and water management to global sustainability.
He serves on several scientific committees and boards, including as the Vice-Chair of the science advisory board of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), and was Co-Chair of the visioning process on global environmental change of the International Council for Science (ICSU).